Who We Are

Here at Crossroads Church, our calling is to help you and your loved ones Connect with Christ in Community, Live like Jesus, and Feel His Love. Our calling is to help your find yours in Christ.

These three things are what drive us as a Church family and how we believe God intends us to live: we praise God, listen to him, and respond, we nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ, we love and care for one another as God’s people, we commit ourselves to serve and to tell others about Jesus, we pursue God’s justice and peace in every area of life.

Christ in Community.

Since 2009, Crossroads has been meeting at Bolton C. Falby Public School (BCF), serving the Downtown Ajax community. This community exists across a densely populated area with a high concentration of single parent/blended homes, new immigrant families, economically challenged households, and senior citizens. The needs are great, but God is greater. He is at work here. As followers of Jesus Christ we are committed to working with Him — not just building a church but building a community in Christ.

We believe that God began this good work here, and He will see it through to completion.

Living Like Jesus.

Being a member at Crossroads signifies a commitment to connecting people with Jesus, becoming like Him, and demonstrating His love!

A disciple is a follower of Jesus, someone that is…

  • Connected to Jesus through a close, personal relationship,
  • Becoming more like Jesus in character and purpose,
  • Demonstrating the kind of love that Jesus did, for God and for all the people.

We are first of all committed to being disciples, but we are also eager to make disciples. We are convinced the the world would be a better place if people actually lived and loved like Jesus did, including Christians. To that end, we have a vision for making disciples here in our own community.

Feel His Love.

That vision is tied to where God has placed us, in downtown Ajax, and in particular in the community surrounding Bolton C. Falby Public School. We feel that in order to best make disciples and lead as Christ did, we must live as Christ did. To serve this community, the underprivileged and affluent alike, to connect across all nations and peoples, and to radiate the love, acceptance, and grace that was offered to us. Only then may we hope to make disciples of all the nations and bear witness to the ends of the earth.

 

Become a Christian

God loves all people, but He is hurt and angry at the many ways we reject Him and disobey His moral laws, how we mess up His world and treat others cruelly. God created this world – and you – to be happy and at peace, but instead He sees sin and misery. Therefore God has entered into this world through Jesus Christ, His Son, to make things right.

In order to be rescued from the penalty and power of sin, we need to admit that we are sinners, believe in Jesus as our Saviour and Lord, and commit ourselves with His help to living holy and loving lives. These steps can be described as the ABCs of becoming a Christian.

  1. I Admit that I am a sinner, and that I need Jesus to save me from the penalty and power of my sin.
  2. I Believe in Jesus as my Savior; I believe that I am God’s child and that His Spirit lives in me.
  3. I Commit myself to obeying Jesus as my Lord, to serving Him with my life, and to actively sharing in the mission of His church.

Baptism with water is the symbolic step of becoming a Christian. You can read more about baptism here.

If you would like to make a personal and public commitment to Jesus, please contact us.

How We Live

We are ordinary people who struggle and live, just like you. We are still learning what it means to be like Jesus, and we find it hard to do. We make mistakes. We have moral struggles. But we are determined to change. We want to admit our sins and struggles, and we want to do something about them, with God’s help.

Some of the ways that we do this include:

  • Reading through and applying the bible to our lives
  • Relevant teaching time at our weekly Sunday gatherings
  • Small groups that meet for mutual support and accountability
  • Library of resources that address faith and life issues

Sermons

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You can find messages from
Guest Speakers here.
http://www.crossroadsinajax.org/becoming/sermons/guest-speakers/



You can watch special services (Teen Challenge, Baptism, PSP, etc.) here.


Sermons by Date (Click Link)

Sermons by Series (Below)

Hang On! (July 2,9, 2017)
A two sermon series based on Hebrews 10:19-25. Pastor Norm’s final words of encouragement to hang on to the Lord, Who hangs on to us. And to hang on to each other, especially through the tough times.

Strong In The Lord Series (June 2017)
A two sermon series about how we can be strong in the Lord when the pressures and anxieties of life keep dragging us down. Our strength is from the Lord, not from ourselves!

The Jonah Series (May 2017)
May is when we hold our annual Pledge Campaign. This month we are going to look at the story of Jonah. We will (re)discover what an amazing God of grace we serve, and how He sends us to be His voice of truth and mercy in the world. And we will face the fact that we are not always willing partners in His kingdom mission. We will see how this affects us, and the world. But ultimately we will see how God’s grace exceeds our weakness, and how He graciously intervenes to rescue and restore us and the world. For God so loved the world that He sent Jesus… but also Jonah, and you and me!

I AM Statements of Jesus (March/Apr 2017)
Jesus made some very bold statements about Himself. For Lent and Easter we will focus on The “I AM” statements of Jesus, and see how only Jesus can meet all our needs.

Hearing the Voice of Jesus (Feb 2017)
As followers of Jesus we believe that Jesus continues to lead and guide us by His Spirit. He speaks to us through many means and ways, but it is always His Spirit speaking into our hearts and minds with what we need to know to live with, like and for Him. But do you recognize His Voice? When He speaks, do you receive what He is saying? And how do you respond, what do you do with what He says?

The Body of Christ (Jan 2017)
The bible often uses the image of the human body to describe the church. We will be focusing on Ephesians 4:1-16 this month. We will see how God unites a team of unique Jesus followers together so that they can be equipped to fulfill His mission, to rebuild His kingdom and to build up His family on earth.


“Praise and Prayer for our Church” (Jan 1, 2017)


The First Songs of Christmas (Dec 2016)
This month we will join in singing the original Christmas songs as found in Luke 1-2. From Ave Maria to Magnificat, from Benedictus to Gloria. Through each song we will be reminded of the good news of Jesus, the hope of the world!


The Kingdom of God Series (Sep 2016 –>)
How would you answer the question what is the kingdom of God? The kingdom was central to Jesus’ message, yet so many Christians do not know what it is. This year we will take a closer look at what the kingdom of God is.


The Book of Esther Series (April 2016)
In this series we look at the intriguing story of Esther. Please take the time to read this story, and as you read, see if you can find where God is in the twists of turns of the plot. At first glance, God is nowhere to be seen… but then again!


The Gospel of Mark Series (Sep/Oct/Nov 2015, Feb/Mar 2016)
How well do you know Jesus? How well do you understand His message? Join us as we read through the Gospels of Mark and Luke this year.  You are encouraged to read a chapter each week, and to spend time discerning what the Lord is saying to you, and what you need to do about it.


The Gospel of Luke Series (Dec 2015, Jan/Feb 2016)
How well do you know Jesus? How well do you understand His message? Join us as we read through the Gospels of Mark and Luke this year.  You are encouraged to read a chapter each week, and to spend time discerning what the Lord is saying to you, and what you need to do about it.


Real Life Discipleship (June 2015 Series)
Let’s be honest. Sometimes the way the life of a disciple is described sounds so disconnected from the daily life we live every day. What does it mean for me to live as a Jesus follower in the ordinary, boring, humdrum details of my own life? What we need is discipleship for real life, for ordinary people like you and me.


What On Earth Am I Here For? (May 2015 Series)
God created us for a purpose. Jesus came for a purpose. Jesus restores us for God’s purpose. Do you know what your life purpose is? Are you living it? What happens if you refuse to live for God’s purpose? Join us for the coming weeks as we explore “what on earth I am here for.”


This Is My Story (Apr 2015 Series)
Too often the first chapters of Genesis are lost in debates about creation, evolution, history and myth. Yet these ancient stories have a lot to tell us about ourselves. Believe it or not, these are our stories. They help us to understand who we are and why we are here. These stories also help us understand Who Jesus is, and why he came. When we understand our stories in light of God’s story, our stories are more likely to end well.